Home Design

Deltec Announces New Color Collections

Includes trendy new colors and timeless classics

One of the most important design considerations for your home is the exterior paint selection. What seems simple can be surprisingly difficult. While the interior paint colors are often geared towards your style and taste, the exterior colors are one of the largest public statements your home will make, with a significant impact on curb appeal.

With all the new paint colors and treatments, selecting your exterior paint colors can seem daunting.  At Deltec, we are here to help. We spend a lot of time thinking about colors.

While we have over 50 years of experience helping homeowners select the paint style that works best for them, we are also very attuned to what current trends are and what colors are becoming more popular.

That is why we are very excited that one of our newer colors was recently selected by Sherwin Williams (our exclusive paint supplier) as their 2021 color of the year.

They have named urbane bronze as their color of the year. Beyond it being a rich and warm color, we are also excited that they selected because it embodies much of what we at Deltec believe our homes do—create a sanctuary that is rooted in natural connections. Check out their announcement.


2021 Color of the Year

Tap into nature with a hue whose warmth and comfort breathe down-to-earth tranquility. Our 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze, captures that simple sophistication every space is searching for.

Find Your Sanctuary

Now more than ever, our homes have become the backdrop to our lives, reminding us that the moments worth cherishing have always been right in front of us. As we’re looking to create the ultimate retreat for reflection and renewal, we’re turning to a hue whose natural simplicity and nature-inspired energy cultivate a sense of calm from the ground up.

Rooted in Nature

The trend for biophilia continues to shape our spaces, proving that nature is never far away. Urbane Bronze might be a color rooted in nature, but it also has a unique ability to ground a room through organic appeal. Whether it’s accentuating window trims or accent walls, this warm hue draws from nature for a feeling of relaxation and serenity. It also works well with other biophilic elements including, light-filled spaces and foliage.

Watch our 2021 Color of the Year unveiling video and learn more about this tranquil hue here.


We are especially pleased that it comes out of the biophilic design movement, something that we firmly believe in and have written about before. You can check out our series of articles on biophilic design here.

See how it looks on this house rendering that uses it as the signature color for its exterior.

deltec homes
Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year: Urban Bronze
Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year: Urban Bronze

Color choice doesn’t just include the main color, however. One of the trickiest decisions is to decide on a color scheme, or a selection of colors for different elements on your home exterior that complement each other to create that overall look that you want for your home.

That is why we have created different color collections to help make it easier to select the colors that provide not just curb appeal but relate to the different environments where are homes are built.


This collection reflects the warm and rich colors found in the majestic landscapes of our interior west and southwest.


These tones pick up the colors found on some of our most scenic beach areas with references to the water, sky and sun.

Architectural Neutrals

Sometimes your home color isn’t dictated by your environment or personal tastes but must fit into a neighborhood or area with specific guidelines. This subtle but stylish collection can work in both historic and modern environments within the strictest of association guidelines.

Architectural Style

This collection is designed to fit within coastal neighborhood or historic areas but with a splash more color to liven up your exterior.

A key part of color selections is understanding how it will work on your home in your location. For more advice on how to go about selecting your home color, please check out our blog here.

We are excited by color and hope you are too!  Happy coloring.